The Bossard family has been producing wine in Muscadet for five generations. Guy Bossard and his wife, Annie Thuaud, produce award winning wines from their forty-two acre estate in the town of Le Landreau in Brittany on France’s Atlantic coast. Their vineyards are in the heart of the Sèvre et Maine district, the most renowned area of Muscadet production. Their vineyards have been certified organic since 1975 as well as certified Biodynamic by Demeter since 1986.
Information and tasting notes from the Importer:
One of three Muscadets produced at the Bossard winery, this cuvée is also 100% Melon de Bourgogne. The grapes are grown in granite sub-soil and schist lending great minerality to the wine.
• Grapes: 100% Melon de Bourgogne from a 3 hectare vineyard on granite ledge.
• Sub-soil: Granite and schist, where drainage is easy and the roots of the vines run deep. The soils infertility adds the mineral complexity to the grapes.
• The wine is aged sur lie, on the yeast, following fermentation, creating a fuller body and richness in the wine.
• Taste: Clean and crisp with an elegant minerality, and a lingering finish with citrus tones. Perfect with seafood, especially oysters and mussels.
• The 2009 vintage had the best weather and most balanced conditions since 2005.
Sourced from Chartrand Imports
A Review from TheWineDoctor.com:
Domaine de l’Ecu Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Expression de Granite 2009: Even though Bossard has a well-established low-sulphur regime, it seems to be marking the nose here at present. Nevertheless the palate is very appealing, showing a balanced structure against a fleshy but defined substance. A nice weight, and a good acid core. Good, but this is not at the level of the rather more vivacious 2008 I feel. Like all the Bossard wines shown here today, this seems a little difficult to judge at present. From the 2010 Renaissance tasting. 15.5-16.5/20 (January 2010)